What Amy Adams Did Was Classy As Balls No Matter How You Feel About The War(s)

June 30th, 2014 // 68 Comments
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On Friday, Amy Adams tried to quietly pull a super classy move by giving a soldier her first class seat on a flight from Detroit to Los Angeles. She discreetly arranged it with the flight crew and almost got away with it except ESPN2′s Jemele Hill happened to also be in first class and immediately blabbed to ABC News turning it into the biggest story of the day, almost all of it positive for Amy, who unfortunately got bombarded by Inside Edition as soon as she got off the plane. Where she also, by the way, politely posed for selfies with coach passengers (above). Anyway, my main point here is that, this being the Internet, it didn’t take long for contrarians to start shitting on her because troops are “killers and occupiers.” (That link is to a comment, not the post.) To which I say, oh, shut the fuck up. Were the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan absolute bullshit that just created more terrorism? Yes, demonstrably so. Is that the troops’ fault? What? God, no. And, of course, the rebuttal to that is, “Well, they volunteered.” You’re right, they did, and it could be for a myriad of reasons: Actual patriotism, money for college, a misplaced sense of revenge of 9/11 that they immediately rethought (or didn’t) halfway through their tour, a well-placed sense of providing humanitarian aid, or perhaps just no other option in life because of rampant unemployment and dwindling living wages while CEOs and shareholders get richer and richer because Jesus loves capitalism. The fact is, you have no idea, so chill the fuck out, and save your ire for the politicans that actually caused this mess. All you’re doing is weakening any case against these murderous shitfests that actual assholes profited from by throwing the baby out with the bathwater. More importantly, Amy Adams’ breasts were insane in American Hustle, so she could give an ISIS member her seat if she wanted to. Your argument is invalid.

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  1. Jimbo

    I do a lot of work for a close family member of Amy’s. Amy has been at several of those events and what she did is not out of character for her. She is very nice and humble and is not looking to get her face in the press. So anyone who rips on her for what she did are nothing more than giant douche bags

    • I’m a giant douchebag, and I’m not going to say anything bad about her actions.

      So I think that comfortably places it as sub-douchebag behavior.

    • Johnny Barbells

      …this kind of shit is why i joke; “fuck this, i’m moving to canada” …except, sometimes, i’m not joking.

      “a PERSON is smart…PEOPLE are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals…and you know it.” ~ agent k

      • …plus; this is a stark reminder that; for every one celeb who regularly appears on this site for being a douchebag of galactic proportions, there are 20 celebs out there whose names we never hear, because they’re leading quiet, normal lives being cool, decent human beings.

      • that’s a pretty important point.

        This (and other sites of celebrity bloggery) are filled with the SAME people day after day because they’re the ones who insist on living in the public light. They choose to buy their multimillion dollar mansions in the Hollywood Hills, eat at the trendiest restaurants, get drunk and start fights on Sunset boulevard, drag their kids around in front of paparazzi and complain about photos being taken, and on and on.

        The people who earn their bagillions of dollars for a few weeks work and then go back to their modest homes in Kentucky will never appear on these sites. Because they don’t crave the attention of paparazzi and bloggers and internet assholes.

        I’m just giving them what they want. and I hate them for it. Mostly the babies…god damn I hate famous babies.

  2. Nut bra

    +1 Fish

    As a relative of someone who served in Afghanistan numerous times…..you rock, Amy Adams.

    • What does your relative have to do with you? Typical person trying to live off of someone else’s work. Why didn’t you join the military if you thought it was so noble and imperative to the defense of our country? Are you handicapped, disabled, suffering from Romneyitis or Bushitis where able bodied children of the people that start the wars somehow are unable to join and fight them? If Prince Harry and Prince William can join the military, why the fuck couldn’t you?

      Let me guess, you have a sticker on the back of your pickup truck that says my mother brother’s cousin is a Marine, right?

  3. A fine gesture!

  4. SomeDude

    Fish, you finely did a posting that I agree whole-heartedly with! Is the world ending now?

  5. I like how this was not at all a subtle ploy to point out how great her breasts were in American Hustle.

  6. I would give up my seat for Photoboy.

  7. If you’re willing to voluntarily sign up to defend our country and our freedom and possibly die doing so, I’d say the least the assholes in DC could do would send you out to actually defend our country and our freedom rather than protect/expand our corporate interests and ensure they’ve got camel burgers at iraqi mcdonalds.

    That said, when those assholes in DC do send our military on endless bullshit deployments to third world shit holes based on lies stacked on lies, i hope those soldiers fucking slaughter whoever the goddamn enemy supposedly is. I’d rather see a mountain of dead jihadists with some civvies mixed in than see one flag draped casket come home.

    Also, if you want to find a viewpoint you can cite as proof of assholes, celebrity gossip blogs are probably a good place to start the search, provided you don’t have a twitter account.

    • So wait, on one hand you state that these soldiers are sent there based on lies but then on the other hand you state that you hope they kill everyone out there? That makes no fucking sense. First of all there would be no flags draped over coffins coming back if they were not sent out there in the first place. Secondly if you invade a country and kill its occupants let’s say like Iraq, based on lies, what makes you any different than a jihadist? I would love to hear how after you know that Iraq was never involved in 9/11 and never had anything to do with attacking us, you can go over to that country and kill its people? This country is based on things like “innocent until proven guilty”, but somehow for people like you it is okay to just go over and kill and imprison anyone without any kind of trial?

      Also, those same soldiers would be unemployed if they did not send them on pointless junkets to Third World countries. If America did not fight half the wars they did the military could probably be reduced by at least a 1/3. With the advent of drones and smart weapons, those cuts will be coming regardless. When you are $17 trillion in debt, a robot military that you don’t have to pay salaries and benefits to begins to look very appealing.

      You have some pretty fucking sick and twisted logic going on, based on your comments you could justify what the Nazis did too, how could you not? “As long as they are sending our soldiers to these countries even if it is based on stacks of lies, I hope they kill everyone including civilians. I would rather see that happen than one more dead German soldier come home with a flag draped over his casket”.

      • You basically throw up a bunch of what if arguments that aren’t in line with actual reality. Just some sort of pipe dream shit that requires time machines dialed back 15 years.

        I don’t believe our military members should die for the idiocy in DC and if that means a bunch of dead people I don’t give a shit about, than so be it. It almost sounds like your basic argument is the US has made a variety of foreign military action blunders, so a bunch of young american kids should die for it.

        Fuck that. I’ll take Team America before that shit.

  8. selfies with people in coach and giving up her seat to a vet, cudos my dear Amy.

  9. coljack

    The men and women who volunteer to serve are doing just that: serving our country. They deserve our gratitude. Good on Amy Adams. It’s a nice gesture.

    I have to disagree with Fish about Afghanistan. The occupation of Iraq was bullshit. The extra-territorial assassinations by drone are undoubtedly causing more terrorism, as is the failed state in Iraq; but Afghanistan was not a mistake. The war in Afghanistan was legitimately a war that was started by Al Qaeda with the tacit support of their Taliban benefactors and had to be fought. The only mistake was Bush’s failure to go all-in and achieve decisive victory in Tora Bora. He was too busy following the hard-on the neocons had for Mesopotamia.

    As much as I appreciate the individual sacrifice of servicemen and women, it galls me when people thank them for “protecting our freedoms.” That is a judgment on the validity of the collective action, not praise of the individual sacrifice. It actually does individual service members an injustice by implying that what they do is only worthwhile insomuch as the goal of the collective effort is worthwhile. To that I say: bullshit. The validity of the purpose for which their service is put to use is on the shoulders of those who command the military.

    • I’m wondering where this “we better not fight them, it will only make them mad” mindset comes from. Sure doesn’t sound American to me. It’s certainly not “gay”, either. It sounds like loser.

      • We all steel ourselves for the sound of loser every time your name pops up in the comments.

      • coljack

        Where did I say “we shouldn’t fight them?” I said we SHOULD fight them. I said we should have fought them harder…in Afghanistan.

        There was no reason to fight Iraq. None whatsoever. Saddam never attacked us. He never had WMD. He never had nukes. We didn’t go to war with Iraq. We invaded and occupied it.

        By your logic, if I say we should fight Lithuania and you say “we shouldn’t” that’s cowardice and unamerican (even though there’s absolutely no reason to fight Lithuania).

        As for the part where you deliberate whether my statement is “gay,” there’s nothing to say except: you’re an idiot.

  10. Good Lord I did not think you would fall for some bullshit PR stunt like this Fish, Christ.

    These guys do not serve anyone, they work for a living and get paid for it, period. There is a lot of innocent blood shed by these guys, people that were murdered, I am not going to sit back and call them heroes for killing innocent people and knowingly doing so, you don’t like it, fuck you, I don’t care.

    I am so sick of this “freedom” bullshit and all the other nonsense in this country. It is like they are trying to atone for how they treated soldiers in Vietnam so they go to extremes calling every asshole that puts on a uniform an hero, even if they are complete pieces of shit or just signed up because they were too stupid to get a job anywhere else or just bullies that want to legally kill people. I am still trying to figure out whose freedom they are fighting for because this country has never had an attack on its shores, no military on our borders, no ships on the shores, nothing. The 9/11 incident was a bunch of Saudi Arabian guys, led by Saudi Arabian men, with not one Afghan person in sight. It was no act of war by Afghanistan or Iraq or any other country and quite frankly had no other purpose than to be a terrorist act and that was it. We spent trillions of dollars and lost more people than died in the 9/11 attack to fight a bunch of fucking heroin farmers that live in mountains with no weapons capable of attacking us that live nowhere near us. How fucking retarded is that?

    It was not like once they flew the planes into the buildings now all of a sudden they were going to launch missiles at us, bring their tanks and their troops to attack us and fly their planes at us. They had none of that shit, and even if they did it was nowhere near us.

    The only thing these bullshit occupation and that is what they are, not wars, in order to be a war you need to actually have motherfuckers fighting you, was to kill a lot of our soldiers, innocent men, women and children, bankrupt the fuck out of us and make a small group of men very very wealthy. I have a defense contractor neighbor that has made so much money off this shit he can’t figure out ways to spend his money. He must be up to $4 million on his house and the shit he has done to it so far and still adding shit as we speak. I have a general in here too in a million dollar house, he’s not doing too badly.

    Next time you, your kids or your parents are lying in the hospital dying or at your home or in a car accident, or you are trapped in a house fire, don’t call the motherfuckers that will actually save your life 99% of the time in real life, get on the phone and call a soldier, see how that works out for you. If the real heroes in this country actually went on strike or took one day off, you motherfuckers would shit your pants in terror.

    People need to ask why the fuck shit keeps happening to this country and not other countries? Maybe it is you, maybe you are the problem. Why aren’t other countries constantly worrying about shit happening to them or having stuff done to them?

    • tl;dr. Christ on a cracker , dude, can’t you just appreciate that one human being did something nice for another?

    • JC

      I agree with you, in parts, but you’ve got some major factual errors there that are undermining your point:

      ” I am still trying to figure out whose freedom they are fighting for because this country has never had an attack on its shores, no military on our borders, no ships on the shores, nothing. ”
      Washington, D.C., in 1814, and Pearl Harbor in 1941 would like to have a word with you, for starters. Are we facing imminent invasion in 2014? No, I highly doubt it, but don’t be dumb.

      “People need to ask why the fuck shit keeps happening to this country and not other countries? Maybe it is you, maybe you are the problem. Why aren’t other countries constantly worrying about shit happening to them or having stuff done to them?”
      You seem to be ignoring a whole crapton of terrorist attacks in other countries, including relatively recent attacks in England and Spain. Ignoring the news in other parts of the world makes you look dumb.

    • Fuck you from a Dogface you pussy!

    • El Jefe. Fuck you. Soon and often. Have you SEEN what ISIS is doing in Iraq? That’s what we’re fighting. Douchebags (yes) such as yourself seem to think we must wait until that is happening in America… would we be allowed to fight back then?

    • Jefe, your freshman year at college can be an exciting time when you’re confronted with lots of new ideas and concepts. However, try to remember that some of the rest of us have been down that road too and have tempered those new ideas over time in to a workable world view that doesn’t involve telling everyone that thinks differently that they’re an ignorant moron.

      So from a current lefty long haired hippie and former member of the USAF, try not to be such a dick to other people.

    • Well, well, well, you certainly are El Jefe. You spoke the truth in a sea of dribbling losers and baby killers. You are a hero, and I mean that sincerely. Maybe I am giving this Fish character too much credit but I think he wanted to demonstrate exactly what happened here in the comments. Further, his second to last line with the mention of ISIS, is peculiar. Is he acknowledging US soldiers are easily confused with ISIS, being that both groups are vicious murderers and created and commanded by Washington, or was it just a lame joke? Is he smarter than he appears or just another shit liberal who spews piss out their mouth every time it opens? Time will tell, time will tell…Oh, and Amy Adams, you’re an ugly as fuck ginger with a pig snout and military dick in your ass. Don’t give up a seat, give up cocksucking and latte drinking and sign-up!

    • He just wants to get back to the good old days of spitting on soldiers, but he’s scared.

  11. cajunhawk

    Hero? Good Person? Have you seen Man of Steel?

  12. brick

    I dig her…now even more so!

  13. buzz

    Amy is cute but she’s like that chick Seinfeld dated on the show–under a certain light she can look real plain.

    When I first read this I was wondering how the story got out if she was trying to keep it low key. Didn’t realize the bitch from ESPN can’t keep her mouth shut.

    • Fuck me if that’s plain and you have seen her boobies form American Hustle? Then give me “Plain Jane with a golden,and kind heart ” over those so-called super models. Please let me know when one of the aforementioned would give a 1st class seat to a complete stranger? Such modesty increases imo her sexiness by X10,000.

      • buzz

        Meh….my wife’s tits are better than Amy’s but I’ll still look at Amy’s because I’m a guy. I’d rather see Jennifer Lawrence pulling hers out.

  14. The best thing about this country and the pussies on here like Fish that applaud this shit is that you know at the end of the day, you and your kids don’t have to actually join the military and fight. I bet if they brought back the draft tomorrow saw for anyone between the ages of 18 to 30, I bet the tune from most of you would change real quick. I bet Ol’ Miss Amy Adams would move herself and her kids out of this country real quick if there was actually a chance they would have to die in combat. The same would go for fake tough guy Marky Mark and The Rock.

    Take a look at all the celebrities that claim they support the troops and all that bullshit, then take a look at how many of them actually were in the military or better yet how many of their kids joined. Extrapolate that out to the kids of senators and congressmen and let’s see the numbers.

    I suggest we propose a bill in Congress and the Senate that in order to run for senator, congressman, President or be appointed to the Supreme Court, you have to have spent a mandatory 4 years in the military in a combat position, not desk job. We’ll see how much they really love the military and how far that would get. Even better, how many of you military lovers on here support mandatory military service for everyone in this country like many other countries do?

    The reality is that 90% of you wouldn’t, there is a reason the shit does not exist in this country today.

    • YOU should educamate yourself and look up how the military of the United States was viewed prior to 1941.

    • El Jefe, you are literally not saying anything that I don’t almost agree with entirely. Especially the draft business.

      My only point was that, leaving all the very warranted criticism of our country’s military activities aside, Amy Adams did something nice for somebody beneath her station and genuinely tried to do it without media attention which is very, very rare in this business. Nowhere in my post did I wrap myself in the flag and go, “THEY’RE DEFENDING OUR FREEDOMS!” In fact, I specifically avoided that wording because I can’t think of a recent example after WWII where that would even come close to being the case.

      • MRF

        Thanks for this comment, Fish. I was getting a little worried, but this made me feel a bit better – and I know the internet only exists for the sake of my feelings. Hence all the porn.

        But I think El Jefe’s point, or at least mine would be, that the genuinely nice act of Amy Adams is still a bit of a problem. For instance, the same people who manage to feel very sympathetic for veterans, are almost always the same people who feel no sympathy for the poor, for African Americans, for immigrants, for the LGBT community, etc. It part and parcel of a whole politics. We do nice thngs for the soldiers, who deserve it, but fuck everyone else.

        Moreover, when you compound this with the question of moral responsibility, it becomes ever more difficult. While Id argue that even in 2001-2003 people could easily have learned that the Iraq war was totally bogus, by 2005, it was entirely clear to everyone that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. So, these veterans are essentially volunteering for a war that they know – or should know – is complete bullshit. The usual veteran response is that they’re just following politicians orders, but they now know what those orders are, prior to signing up. These aren’t guys who were enlisted in 2001 when the WTC was attacked, these are guys who were 5 years old then, and have grown up in a world that recognizes the Iraq war was a war of choice. So, are they responsible for any of the innocent life being shed? How could anyone not think so?

      • “The same people who manage to feel very sympathetic for veterans, are almost always the same people who feel no sympathy for the poor, for African Americans, for immigrants, for the LGBT community, etc. It part and parcel of a whole politics. We do nice thngs for the soldiers, who deserve it, but fuck everyone else.”

        This is definitely not incorrect.

    • Lose the verbal diarrhea, douche. Buy a clue.

    • Nice generalizations about people you have no fucking clue about.
      Do you know Amy to say how she would view mandatory military service..
      No then shut the fuck up and have a seat little internet brave troll.

  15. I can imagine lindsay lohan and kim kardashian doing the exact same thing.

  16. “She discretely arranged it”

    DISCREETLY damn it. You’re allegedly a professional writer. Learn the difference.

  17. The more I read the more I realize the internet is filled with extremist douchebags on the left and right who can’t even recognize a simple act of kindness. I’m going back to PornHub!

  18. Amy Adams has always been a very kind and humble person. Add to that the fact that she’s smoking fucking hot and you’ve got yourself a keeper. She doesn’t even come across as a celebrity. I knew she was special the first time I saw her as a future Whitelighter on an episode of “Charmed”.

    She did the right thing in giving up her seat for a serviceman. More people should follow her example.

  19. Nut bra

    Lets be honest. Don’t go into the Middle East= people massacred, go into the Middle East = people massacred. The only difference is who is doing the killing.

    There is no winning. Sad but true.

    • No winning. That’ war in a nutshell.

    • MRF

      Spoken like a true expert on middle eastern politics and history. Where, may I ask, did you get your PhD?

      • Nut bra

        You can call it simplistic Mentally Retarded Fuckwit. It happens to be true. Would you have been happy if we all stood back and let Saddam et al kill and maim millions? No. Are you happy when the West goes in and people are killed? No.

        What is your solution?

  20. Wow. You actually posted something about a woman that was respectful and didn’t treat her like she was a sexual object or called her “this” or “that”. Nice work. Keep it up.

  21. Wait. I took the time to read the entire post and just saw the comment about her breasts. Fuck it. You’re a fucking douchebag, sexist loser, and I am done. Fuck you and your limp, shriveled up uselessdick. No guy who is able to relate to and respect women would talk about them the way you do. I guess I used to think this site was funny, but really it’s just pathetic. Full of people who don’t have anything better to do than to make fun of people who are actually out there living their lives. Maybe I’m disgusted with myself for coming back. Adios.

  22. Spitfire McGhee

    Holy Crap, an actual positive post. I guess even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.

  23. I also gave up my first class seat to a military officer. It’s the right thing to do.

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